Tuesday, February 19, 2013

It's All About Me Blog Hop

Welcome to Gracie Oliver Arts!
 
 
Here we are, the first day of the It's All About Me blog hop!  We were generously provided a free pattern by Amy Bradley (one of my absolute favorite designers) to get our projects off to a great start.  Thanks, Amy! 
 
I also want to thank Marlene and Madame Samm for all of the organization that goes behind keeping us all on track and on time.  These wonderful blog hops don't just happen..... they are orchestrated and planned from the get-go.
 
So here's my interpretation of me.  I didn't change the pattern much at all.  I gave myself a short hair cut, which actually does resemble me when I wake up in the morning (I call it my exotic chicken look!) .... dark brown hair with streaks of gray....... and added my favorite little fellow, Oliver.... and my Faith necklace. 
 
 
 
My DeMille close up.  I'm also wearing sunglasses because my eyes are super sensitive to light..... (hey..... maybe it makes me look cool too!)


 
 
And here's Oliver, close by my side, my shadow, my most loyal friend.

 
 
I made this to hang on my Ackfeld stand where it will smile back at me in my sewing room. 

 
 
Thank you so much for visiting today!  I hope you will return often for more visits!

Please visit all of the other "Biased" blogs today and see their wonderful creations too!



 
 
Happy It's All About Me blog hopping!


192 comments:

  1. I love the kitty! Your applique work looks fabulous. I am sew impressed by good applique. My own efforts, as will be seen on Friday, are all thumbs in comparison, but I am happy with it. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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    1. Thanks, Pat! I'm sure your lady will be wonderful... can't wait to see her!

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  2. How wonderful to add your little Oliver! So cute! That yellow tape measure fabric looks fabulous in the background too, just right for a creation that will brighten up your swing room.

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    1. Thanks, Di! It was fun finding fabric in my stash that would look nice on the bias. Thanks for visiting!

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  3. Love your hair and the addition of your necklace and Oliver....priceless!

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    1. Hi Connie! Oliver and I thank you very much!

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  4. Great hair! Love the necklace and the faithful Oliver at your side. I love those Ackfeld stands, so versatile. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thanks, Judy! I love that the little stands are small and it isn't overwhelmming to make lots of little hangings to change whenever I want. Thanks for visiting and leaving such sweet comments!

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  5. How precious - love the details and personal touches that represent you.

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    1. Thanks so much and thanks for visiting today!

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  7. What a great job you did Jeanie...love the colors and fabrics and 'Oliver' is adorable!!! TFS

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    1. Thanks Terry! It was fun to choose the fabrics and decide how to change the pattern. Thanks for visiting!

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  8. Oh absolutely cool! Love the necklace and oliver!

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Martina and leaving such nice comments. Oliver and I thank you!

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  9. Love your hair!!! And Oliver is just too cute!! Thanks for sharing your self-portrait with us!!

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    1. So glad you like my "me". Please come back again to visit!

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  10. oh, the cat is darling! And the necklace too.
    Wonderful interpretation!

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    1. Thank you so much, nahtina! I'm glad you like it and thank you for stopping by today!

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  11. Your lady is awesome and surely has attitude. The cat and the sun glasses are great additions. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Glad you like my lady and her cat... this lady really does look like me! Come back anytime!

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  12. Love the colours, lots of fun! Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thanks so much, Nati! It was a lot of fun to make. thanks for the comments!

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  13. This is lovely, the necklace is a sweet addition.

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    1. Thanks, Karen! I'm glad you like her... she was great fun to make!

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  14. This is going to be a perfect addition to your sewing room. Oliver is also blessed to be included on this special day of sharing. Thank you very much for blogging and being an inspiration.

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    1. Thanks Suze! I'm so glad you like my lady. I think I'm the one that is blessed to have Oliver as my best buddy! Thanks for the very sweet comments....hope you will visit again soon!

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  15. Hi Jeanie, love the quilt and Oliver. Thanks for sharing. Susie x

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    1. Hi Susie! Oliver and I thank you for visiting and leaving a sweet comment! Please come back again soon!

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  16. Your lady is sew cute. Love the cat and the necklace. Both nice touches.

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    1. Thanks, Charlotte! She was sew much fun to make. Thank you for leaving such a nice comment!

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  17. Love the gray streaks in your hair. You know they tell me it makes us look dignified!!! LOL. Oliver is a perfect tough!

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm not sure that I'm very dignified but I agree that Oliver is perfect... he has aged much more gracefully than I have! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment!

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  18. <cute changes of the original. Loved the cat.
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    Regards Ingrid

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    1. Thanks InGa! She was fun to make and I'm glad that you like her!

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  19. So cute! I love how you incorporated the cat into the piece.

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    1. Thanks Deb! I seem to put my cat in many of my projects....he's a big part of my life. Thanks for the sweet comments!

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Judy, and leaving such a nice comment! Please come back soon!

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  21. Awwwwwwww Oliver is just too adorable! :) Your fabrics are so cheerful, just like rays of sunshine!!! :)

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    1. How sweet of you! I'll tell Oliver that he's a hit! Thanks for the nice comment and for visiting today!

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  22. Love it! So cute and I love your kitty. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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    1. Thanks, Martha! This was a fun project to make and personalize. Thanks for the sweet comments!

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  23. Thats beautiful and I love the cat !!

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    1. Thank you, Carin! Oliver manages to get into my projects very often. Thanks so much for visiting!

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  24. Ohhh my Jeannie...she is gorgeous...all in her yellow attire and your cat and necklace..nice sweet touches...YOU went over and above for creativity..love that

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    1. Thank you, Madame Samm! If it wasn't for you, this project wouldn't have existed! It was lots of fun to pick out the fabrics and decide how to put her together. Thanks for visiting and leaving such sweet comments!

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  25. Very cute. Love your 'biased' fabric choices and especially the cat.

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    1. Thanks, Frances! I loved going through my stash to pick out the fabrics that I thought would work well together. The whole project was fun to make.

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  26. The little kitty is so cute! Great addition.

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    1. Thanks Patty! I had the "Oliver" fabric in my stash for a long time.... it was perfect for this project and even the right scale. Thanks for visiting!

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  27. Very cute. It makes me smile too.

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    1. Thanks, Michele! Glad that it made you smile too! Thanks for visiting!

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  28. -absoutely biased, I love the messuarement fabric you used, just perfect!
    Liebe Grüße
    Bente

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    1. Thanks so much! I've had that fabric for awhile and it was just right for this project. Thanks for the sweet comments!

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  29. I really love the hair, Oliver & the Faith necklace. That is really great how you customized it to you. Great job.

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    1. Thanks Tammy! There were lots of other additions that I could have put on there, but I didn't want it to be too busy... all of that biased fabric was busy enough! Thanks for stopping by!

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  30. Thanks for sharing - love Oliver.

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    1. Thank you, Joyce! Oliver will be pleased and so am I! Thanks for visiting today!

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  31. I love the striped background and the addition of the kitty. Very nice work.

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    1. Thanks, Mary! I was surprised that I didn't have a lot of striped fabric in my stash, but what I did have, worked out OK. Thanks for leaving a sweet comment!

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    1. Thank you, Marjorie! Not sure about the hair.... it can sometimes startle me in the morning! Thanks for visting!

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  33. Love it and with that necklace ,looks super cute.Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for the sweet comments, Rosa, and for stopping by for a visit. Come back soon!

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  34. Oh my goodness...I love it! The colors, the cat, the necklace..so perfectly adorable. :O)

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    1. Thanks, Carol! It was such a fun project to make and I'm thankful for your sweet comments!

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  35. Squeeeee!!! Love everything about this!

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    1. Oh Agnes! I love your enthusiasm! Thank you so much for the smile and for visiting today!

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  36. Love the colors you used and Oliver is such a cute addition!

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    1. Thank you, Gwen! Oliver appreciates all of the attention! Thank you for visiting and I hope you'll come back soon!

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  37. Cool, love the hair and the cat and the elbows and how you made it smaller!

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    1. Thanks for all of your nice comments, Sue! Please come back soon!

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  38. Wow, this is certain pleasing and happy. Super job.

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm glad it added a little happiness to your day! And your comment added a little happiness to my day!

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    1. "Babe"..... I like that, Kathy! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  40. totally love the cat! beautiful lady thank's for sharing and hooping with us

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    1. Thanks so much! I do love joining these hops and seeing all of the creations on each blog. Such fun!

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  41. This seemed like allot of fun and everyone's is different you did a great job.....

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    1. Thanks, Sharon! I'm enjoying all of the projects too. Starting with the same pattern and seeing so many different interpretations has been really fun!

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    1. Thanks so much and thanks for visiting! Please come back anytime!

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  43. Holy 'cat' (cow), I love everything you did with your mini quilt. You have great talent and I'm glad you shared with us. Did you draw the cat yourself?

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    1. Thank you so very much! I loved making this little quilt. The cat was just fussy cut from a fabric with lots of cats on it.... this particular cat just happened to look like my little Oliver and was the right scale. Please come back anytime!

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  44. So cute, love the added necklace!

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    1. Thanks, Joyce! Thanks for taking time to stop by and leaving such a nice comment!

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  45. LOVE the cat! And the necklace! AND the amazing hair do! What am I saying, the whole thing is awesome! Good job!

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    1. Thanks, Caroline! I enjoyed making this little quilt so much and I'm thrilled that everyone seems to like it! Thank you for the sweet comments!

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  47. Very cute and deserving of one of the top spots for today.

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    1. Thanks so much! I just got home and found I was on the "chosen" page. Such an honor! Thanks for your sweet comments!

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  48. That was such fun! I love the kitty! very nice and thanks for sharing

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    1. Thank you, Lyn! It was so fun to make too and I'm glad you enjoyed your visit! Please come back again!

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  49. I like it. So glad we get to "see" everyone.

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    1. Thanks, Patty! I'm enjoying this hop very much too and can't wait to see all of the blogs on the hop. Please come for a visit again!

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  50. Love th cat. Love the necklace. I just love the whole qlt. So fun!

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    1. Thanks, Lorene! Oliver will love hearing this (and so do I)! Thanks for leaving such sweet comments!

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  51. Love your cat. What would we do without our little companions in our sewing rooms?

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    1. Thanks, Heide! Yes, we do get so much from our furry friends.....priceless! Thanks for visiting today!

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  52. Hi!!! Very cute and cheerful!!! Love Oliver too!!! So fun!!!

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    1. Thanks, Carla! I always love bright colors. Thanks for your sweet comments!

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  53. Great hair! Love that you added your kitty. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks, Vicki! I have included Oliver in lots of my projects since he always seems to be in the middle of everything. Please come back soon!

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  54. Great fabrics! Love that border.

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    1. Hi Barbara! I had been fondling that fabric for a long time and thought it would be just right as a bias fabric. Thanks for the nice comments and please come back again! Enjoy the hop!

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  55. AH! Sweet! I LOVE the biased "tape" border too. So clever.

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    1. Thank you, Cheryl! I just left a comment that I had been saving that fabric and thought it would be just right on the bias. Thanks for visiting!

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  56. Great job! Love the cat!
    Congrats on being one of the chosen.

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    1. Thanks so much! I just found out that I was chosen and was super honored! Thanks for visiting today and enjoy the rest of the hop!

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  57. I like that ruler fabric on the bias, it gives an interesting look to it. The cat is a sweet touch too.

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    1. Thanks for the sweet comments. I was glad to find a good project for that fabric. Please come back soon!

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  58. I am loving these projects! I love the cat in yours. Oh my goodness these projects so inspiring.

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    1. I agree... all of the projects are great and so different, even though we were using the same pattern. Thanks so much for the comments and for visiting today!

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  59. Rosemary B here: I love this. I love yellow. This is great that you added your sweet puddin too. Way cool hair!

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    1. Thank you, Pierro! Oliver is in lots of my projects..... can't leave your best buddy out, can you? Thanks for your sweet comments!

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    1. Thanks so much, Wendy! I hope you'll come back soon!

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    1. And thanks for visiting and leaving a sweet comment! Come again anytime!

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  62. Love it! And you did a great job making it all about you! This has been fun to see what each of you ladies comes up with!

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    1. Thanks, Brenda! I'm enjoying visiting all of the other blogs too! Lots of creativity using the same pattern. Please come for another visit soon!

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  63. Great job! Of course your realize that Oliver steals the show!!!

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    1. Thanks, Teresa! Oliver is pretty much aware that eveyone loves him, yet he remains humble! We love our pets, don't we? Thanks for the visit and the sweet comments!

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  64. Oh, come on! How cute is that!1 I love how bright and happy it is! And your cat, too, too cute!

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    1. Thanks so much, Jane! I love bright fabrics, especially yellow. Thanks for the sweet comments and enjoy the rest of the blog!

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  65. Very cute and comical :) Kitty is a great addition.

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    1. Thanks so much! I really enjoyed making it.... Amy Bradley has great patterns! Come back soon!

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  66. Great job! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks, Sallie! I loved making this little quilt! Please come back again soon!

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  67. I love the ruler/tape measure fabric you used for the borders and the hair fabric was inspired! The inclusion of the cat is wonderful too. What fun these projects are!

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    1. Thanks, Linda! This was a lot of fun to make and I'm also enjoying all of the other bloggers projects. Thanks for visiting!

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  68. Quite a nice job! Like your Faith charm and the Kitty! The streaks in her hair set everything off nicely.

    Blessings
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    1. Thanks, Jane. I wanted to add more goodies but didn't want to overdue it. Lots of fun to make! Thanks for your comments!

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  69. The Kitten cracks me up! Good job!!

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    1. Thanks, Karen! Oliver cracks me up too! Please come back anytime and thanks for the nice comments!

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  70. I love your "Me", and LOVE the addition of your cat! :)

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    1. Thanks so much.....thanks for the comments..... and thanks for visiting! Please come back!

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  71. Great looking lady and I love the addition of the cat and necklace. Enjoyed seeing it all.

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    1. Thank you, Kathy! I had lots of fun picking out fabrics and notions. Thankls for the sweet comments!

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  72. Your lady is too clever! and the kitty cat is the perfect finish!

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  73. So darn cute. I am just laughing and smiling at these ladies. Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. Hi Jeanne! Yes, I've so enjoyed visiting all of the blogs and can't wait for tomorrow's ladies. Thanks for visiting and please come back anytime!

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  74. Awe...you came out so cute. I love the measuring tape fabric, what a unique find. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, DeAnna! I still have some of that fabric left that I think is going to be used in a purse pattern. We'll see. Thanks so much for visiting today!

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  75. Really cute , love that you added your cat !

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    1. Thanks, Sheila! Gotta put my best bud in the picture! Thanks so much for your sweet comment!

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  76. I love, love, love your necklace and that cat - oh my, he's a doll! What a fun interpretation of this pattern. :) blessings, marlene

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    1. Thanks Marlene! Loved yours too and I see we are both on the "other" blog. Thanks for all you do in blogland!

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  78. Love the additions of the kitty and the jewelery. Great job.

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    1. Thanks for the sweet comments! Glad you were able to visit today and I hope you will come back again!

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  79. Great job! I love your fabric choices and the additions of the necklace and Oliver.

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    1. Thank you MoeWest! It was fun to sort through my stash to find fabrics that would look good on the bias. Thanks for stopping in for a visit and for leaving a sweet comment!

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  80. Adorable! I love your cat, so cute!

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  81. Absolutely, the shades do make you look cooool!! Oliver does seem a bit puzzled by the picture. :) Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks for the sweet comments, LJ! Oliver is always a bit puzzled when things get busy in the sewing room. Thanks for visiting!

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  82. A girl after my own heart...love the kitty :) Great job!

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    1. Thank you, Lori! I think we can all relate to this lady in one way or another. Thanks so much for your sweet comments!

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  83. Thank you for sharing. I am hopping and stopping to see your very clever quilt. I adore your kitty you added. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

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    1. I so agree.....I'd have to be locked away if I couldn't create! Thanks so much for visiting and leaving such sweet comments!

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  84. Love the details on Oliver. What a hoot!

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    1. Thanks, Vivian! This whole hop has been a hoot and I'm loving all of the creations! Thanks for visiting!

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  85. Love the addition of Oliver:)

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    1. Thank you, Lou! I include Oliver whenever I think he'll enhance the project....which is a lot of them! Thanks for visiting!

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  86. Oliver doesn't look like he wants to pose. Great addition and sew much purrsonality!

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    1. Thanks so much! I thought the cat did look a little frazzled, especially when I zig-zagged around him. Thanks for visiting!

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  87. Haha, so cool! Oliver looks great too!

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    1. Thank you, Robin! I had such fun with this hop and I'm loving everyone's creations! Thanks for stopping by!

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  88. Ahhh! I love it! Your addition of Oliver and the necklace is awesome!

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    1. Thanks, Erin! I had a lot of fun making this and I'm glad you like it! Please visit again soon!

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  89. How adorable!!! You did a great job! Love the cat, too!

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    1. Thanks so much, Linda! Loved yours so much too! Thanks for visiting my little blog world!

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  90. great version of this pattern..really enjoyed it

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    1. Thanks, Cher! I'm just amazed at all of the different interpretations of this pattern. Such fun to see all of the ladies!

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  91. great high lights in your hair. and Little Oliver .... perfect.... thanks for sharing
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    1. Thanks, Annette! It was lots of fun to make! Thanks for visiting and leaving such sweet comments!

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    1. Thank you, Theresa! So glad you liked Oliver... he'll be happy to hear this. Please come back soon!

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  93. Love the kitten! This is my favorite for sure!

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  94. Wonderful job!! Love your kitty....and 'specially loooove her/your necklace!!

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    1. Thank you, Lori! I loved making the little hanging. Hope you aren't getting too much snow today. (I'm in Indiana) We only got a little over an inch and my shoveling was pretty quick and easy. Thanks for stopping by!

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  95. Oliver and your special touches looks great. Jane

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Jane! That fabric with "Oliver" on it just had to be included. Come back soon!

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  96. This is just awesome - you did a great job. Thanks for sharing....

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    1. Thank you, Jean! After seeing all of the different creations, I'm ready to make more! This was a fun hop!

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